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ROLEX. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CORAL DIAL AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SULTANATE OF OMAN, ORIGINAL BOX
ROLEX. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CORAL DIAL AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SULTANATE OF OMAN, ORIGINAL BOX
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more ROLEXKing Midas, Coral Dial, Made For The Sultanate of OmanThe property of an Omani private collector
ROLEX. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CORAL DIAL AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SULTANATE OF OMAN, ORIGINAL BOX

SIGNED ROLEX, KING MIDAS, NO.2585, REF. 3585, CASE NO. 3’918’456, CIRCA 1975

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ROLEX. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CORAL DIAL AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SULTANATE OF OMAN, ORIGINAL BOX
SIGNED ROLEX, KING MIDAS, NO.2585, REF. 3585, CASE NO. 3’918’456, CIRCA 1975
Movement: Manual, Cal. 650, 18 jewels, signed
Dial: Coral dial, green Khanjar, signed
Case: 18K white gold case, snap on back, 24 mm. wide, signed
With: 18k white gold Rolex bracelet overall length of approx. 175 mm. stamped on the hidden deployant clasp Queen Midas by Rolex Geneva, original box
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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Contrary to what is mentioned on the catalogue, this Lot was imported into the UAE for the sale. VAT at 5% on both hammer price and buyer's premium and shown separately on our invoice. If the lot is released into GCC/ UAE free circulation, Import duty at 5% of the low estimate will be payable by you and will be shown separately on our invoice.

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Lot Essay

The present timepiece is an extremely well-preserved example of a Rolex “King Midas”, the overall appeal enhanced by the rare coral dial with a green Khanjar made for the Sultanate of Oman.

The celebrated "Midas" series was designed by the renowned Gérald Genta and launched in the late 1960s with ref. 9630 in a limited edition of 1000 examples, followed by ref. 3580, also produced in a limited series. The cases were made from a block of 18K yellow or white gold, and weighted between 150 and 200 grams depending on the model. At the time, the King Midas was Rolex most expensive wristwatch and considered the heaviest gold wristwatch on the market.

The most famous King Midas however was owned by the King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley. While performing six shows at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1970, he was presented with a yellow gold reference 9630, numbered 343 - today on display at his home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

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